Michael Avram Harris, Ph.D.

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Pediatric Psychology
Special Interest:
Chronic Illness Management and Adjustment
Accepting Patients:

"Assisting families of children and adolescents with the demands of chronic health conditions has always been a passion of mine. I continue to be amazed and impressed by how families cope and deal with having a child with a chronic health condition."



Dr. Harris is proud to see patients at the Child Development & Rehabilitation Center (CDRC). 


Prior to coming to OHSU in 2006, Dr. Harris held a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri for 13 years. Dr. Harris assists families of children and adolescents with a variety of psychological and behavioral problems with special expertise in working with families of youth with chronic health conditions including diabetes, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, childhood cancer, and chronic pain. Dr. Harris`s research has involved the adaptation, implementation and evaluation of a family-based psychosocial intervention for adolescents with chronic conditions. Dr. Harris has received funding for his research from the Diabetes Research and Training Centers, National Institutes of Health, and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Harris lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife (also a child psychologist) and their three children. When not working or parenting, Dr. Harris enjoys playing hockey, skiing, baseball, and basketball.


  • Degree:
    Ph.D., Alliant International University , San Diego, 1991
  • Residency:
    Human Services, Inc. - Oakdale, MN; 1990-1991
  • Fellowship:
    University of Missouri – Columbia, Missouri 1992
  • Certification:
    Oregon Licensed Psychologist

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